Born and raised in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Natalia Grzankowska is a cultural diversity enthusiast determined to advocate for and work towards a culture of tolerance. She is an IB Alumna and a senior student of Anthropology & Hispanic Studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. During her academic exchange in Mexico, Natalia worked on a project with Young Urban Indigenous collective, investigating ways to promote solidarity and interculturality effectively among university students and the wider society. Back in Aberdeen, she volunteers with Shelter Scotland, a housing and homelessness charity, where she supports members of the Polish community who happen to be in precarious housing situations. In her free time, she loves to travel, dance and read fantasy books.
Updated September 2020
More from Natalia Grzankowska
Musings on patriotism, Polishness and... pierogi!
Natalia Grzankowska and Julia Konarska of the 2019 HIA Warsaw Fellowship share on their IG profile @kto_ty_jestes personal stories of belonging and identity, in particular giving voice to Poland’s historically marginalized groups.
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2019 Warsaw Fellowship Blog
During the 2019 Warsaw Fellowship, our Fellows wrote daily blogs of their experiences during the Fellowship. Read their reflections here.
Political Correctness Is a Shot in One’s Foot
After hearing jarring words from successful marketer Marek Dorobisz, Fellow Natalia Grzankowska reflects on the need for activists to engage with wider audiences -- and take some risks in the process.
Humanity in Action Poland Announces the 2019 Polish and Ukrainian Fellows Cohort